Monday, May 26, 2014

May ALYOF done!

I had set as a goal quilting and finishing the red/purple quilt.




I have to say, I didn't really enjoy this one.  I don't think my machine likes the YLI variegated I used to quilt it.  I quilted the lines close-ish together and it took FOREVER.  Y'all, I don't know how folks do the matchstick quilting.  I'd cry.

Anywho, it was nice today and my hubs helped me take a daytime pic!


red/purple quilt

A close up:

red/purple quilt

I think this one may be destined for charity.  It started out for me, but I can't keep a quilt at this point unless it's an uber fave.  This one really wasn't after all that quilting angst.

Today, I got the binding on my Starlight #1.  It's close to done.  I just want to add a little more perle quilting.  I got sucked into my Brickless shawl #2.  I'm on the 5 out of 6 repeats.  It gets slower toward the end.  (More stitches.)

I'm trying to finish up a bit of stuff because I have three charity quilts coming up.  Two for Wellspring (one of which will also involve pattern testing) and one for Heal circle!

Hey, look!  I'm blogging again!  Linking up!

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're blogging again : ) Great finish by the way.

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  2. Congrats on the finish - I know what you mean about keeping the uber faves, I'm in the same boat but it's good to give to friends and charity so it's a win win. Haven't tried matchstick although I agree it does seem like a form of torture!

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  3. I have only matchstick quilted on baby quilts but I love it. Maybe part of that is using up small amounts of thread that aren't enough for a project on their own. Anyway, the finish is worth it. Great job!

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